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The Hitman's Bodyguard [ Hits:6130 ]
Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard is a buddy movie from Patrick Hughes, the director who brought us Red Hill and The Expendables 3. Loosely based on the same dynamic as Midnight Run, we are quickly introduced to prolific hitman, Darius Kincaid, who is paired with an elite bodyguard, Michael Bryce, commissioned to get his new client to a trial at the International Court of Justice. Fresh from Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds has repositioned his star alongside the action genre, allowing him to headline a hard action...

Logan [ Hits:4437 ]
Review: We're living in an age of superhero origin stories, reboots, spin-offs and stand-offs. The superhero craze continues to reinvent and elevate comic books into the realm of film with an ever-burgeoning list of heroes and villains. One success story has been Wolverine, one of the few X-Men characters who has appeared in every media adaptation of the X-Men franchise. From being part of the team to branching out in several stand-alone films, Hugh Jackman has made the character of Wolverine almost lik...

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter [ Hits:4289 ]
Review: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth installment in the Resident Evil series starring Milla Jovovich and directed by Paul WS Anderson. Very few people would have guessed that the Resident Evil series would be a trilogy nevermind a six part series. It's arguably the best video game to film adaptation, possibly owing to the fact that the character of Alice wasn't part of the original game, giving the filmmakers creative licence to create a film and character loosely based on Ridley Scott'...

Jason Bourne [ Hits:4442 ]
Review: The Bourne Ultimatum seemed like the last film in the series, however after some deliberation they tried to reboot it with Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy. While this bridge may have appeased fans of the series, it was more of a speed bump and just wasn't the same without Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. This explains why there has been so much anticipation around the release of Jason Bourne. The trilogy left on a high note and in the absence of any immediate sequels, it could have been idealised,...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [ Hits:5288 ]
Review: Zack Snyder is known for stylish action and it shouldn't come as any surprise, having amassed a collection of films, which includes: 300, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, Watchmen and that owl movie. Each of Snyder's films have a similar review: beautiful to behold, breathtaking action set pieces, bold artistic direction, great ambition carried forth by a talented cast, yet undermined by a lack of cohesion and emotional investment. The same is true for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This sort-o...

Deadpool [ Hits:4834 ]
Review: Deadpool, "the merc with a mouth", is a comic book character from Marvel who featured in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds has played a number of superhero characters, but seemed like the only choice for the immoral, over-the-top and juvenile, Deadpool. This is his origins film, an action adventure comedy and sci-fi thriller that could be described as a pool of Kick-Ass, Spider-Man, Watchmen and Darkman. Wade Wilson, a former special operative turned mercenary, becomes the guy who deals w...

Spectre [ Hits:4844 ]
Review: James Bond used to be about cheesy one-liners, full-blown chauvinism, ridiculous spy gadgets and over-the-top espionage action adventure. The franchise was overhauled with Casino Royale, going for a tougher blonde Bond and a deconstruction of 007 as we know it. Daniel Craig has been the poster boy for this modernisation and while it's become more artful and politically correct, something's been lost in the process. Daniel Craig is a cold rogue and while most of us are convinced he can actua...

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [ Hits:4561 ]
Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is now a Guy Ritchie film adaptation of the cult TV series of the same name, which ran from 1964 to 1968. Ian Fleming contributed to the show's concept by suggesting a TV-friendly version of James Bond, which became Napoleon Solo. While Solo was intended to be the main focus, Illya Kuryakin's unexpected popularity led him to become a co-star. This pairing is resurrected by Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer for the 2015 movie, in which they're recruited to thwart a nuclear we...

Ant-Man [ Hits:4775 ]
Review: The classic sci-fi adventure, The Incredible Shrinking Man, wowed audiences in 1957 for its cutting edge blend of otherworldly proportions. Now more than 50 years later, we're getting another little-big sci-fi adventure with a hero named Scott, which is just as spectacular and entertaining. The latest Marvel superhero movie was originally set to be directed by Edgar Wright, whose credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. After much media hype, he dropped out a...

San Andreas [ Hits:4772 ]
Review: San Andreas is the sort of film you'd expect from Roland Emmerich. It's big, loaded with CGI, studded with stars and is completely over-the-top. It's like 2012 meets True Lies, pitting spectacular disaster movie visual effects and Hollywood action against the charm of its stars in a gut-wrenching yet heartwarming tale of survival and redemption in adverse conditions. We're never quite sure how much scientific research (if any) has gone into the film, yet we're captivated by the grandiose visual...